In a computer-supported classroom, students tend to write more and take longer to switch between activities. Consequently, individual activities tend to take longer than they do in traditional classrooms. The good news is that they also tend to be more effective. The key for you as an instructor is to start with your primary goals for each class and accomplish them with not more than two major activities which focus on hands-on writing practice.
This snippet comes from the handout titled, "Introduction." For the complete set of training and student handouts, see:
Teaching in the Computer Classroom